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1997 Saturn SL Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Saturn SL

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Saturn SL is between $261 and $319 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1997 Saturn SL
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$290
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Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.
The power steering hoses commonly leak fluid. Any leaking hoses should be replaced.
The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be r...
I wait 1 or 2 hours then the car will crank and run again for thirty minutes, then shuts off.
My car cuts off when I'm driving, no system light comes on, the car just stops. So far, it starts...
I have to turn key 3 or more times to crank car. It turns over, but will not crank--winter time, ...
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Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
February 27, 2009
1997 Saturn SL
270K miles on "Goldie" outside of normal maintenance, nothing until 180K-AC replaced & Radiator replaced; 190K lower control arms and the 250K transmission. So let's see - about $2400 over 12 year...
February 01, 2009
1997 Saturn SL
Had to get the head gasket replaced on mine due to leaking oil, but otherwise a great, reliable car - even in snow.